I studied his tattoos. In addition to the usual gang and neighborhood markers, a zipper was inked across his neck; it screamed suicidal ideation.
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Claire DeWitt Series #1)
Just an old, sad one. One I knew better than I wanted to. The fantasies became real when one of her friends disappeared without a clue, and that mystery, which is never solved, haunts Claire forever.
As it turns out, the life of a natural detective is full of mysteries, and not even Silette himself was immune. His driving obsession was the unsolved disappearance of his beloved daughter, Belle.
a book review by Michael Lipkin: Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead (Claire DeWitt Novels)
And as Claire DeWitt demonstrates again and again, dreams are essential to discovery. This is a very fine review of a very fine book. And as Scott shows, this novel takes a hard-eyed yet deeply compassionate look at more than just the troubled soul of Dewitt herself. Waited a year to get around to this book.
It has some great moments, phrases that surprised me while filling out the character. Some moments tug at the heart, especially when DeWitt communicates with loved and lost ones in her dreams. Already a subscriber?
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